Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

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Appropriate for Probation and Parole course at the sophomore/junior undergraduate level. Suggesting that all components of the criminal and juvenile justice systems are interrelated to varying degrees, this thorough study describes the objectives of probation and parole for criminally convicted adults and juveniles and whether these objectives are achieved. Helping students deepen their understanding of these philosophies through an examination of the history of parole and probation in the United States, it describes probation and parole programs, considers various classes of offenders, and highlights several problems associated with the selection and training of probation and parole officers - including their relationships with offender-clients. It remains the only major text of its kind to combine the standard topics in probation and parole with full coverage of recent trends in community corrections. Exceptionally well-organized, it emphasizes a legalistic approach, noting key legal cases where appropriate and including our most recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 182 x 242 x 23mm | 898g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0136933688
  • 9780136933687

Table of contents

I. PROBATION: ORIGINS, FUNCTIONS, AND CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS.

1. The Criminal Justice System: Components, Offenders, Programs, and Issues.
2. Probation and Probationers: History, Philosophy, Goals, and Functions.
3. The Presentence Investigation Report: Background, Preparation, and Functions.
4. Diversion and Probation Options: From Alternative Dispute Resolution to Boot Camps and Shock Probation.
II. JAILS, PAROLE, AND PAROLE BOARDS.

5. Jails and Prisons: Inmate Profiles and Contemporary Issues.
6. Parole and Parolees: History, Philosophy, Goals, and Functions.
7. Judges and Parole Boards: Probation and Parole Revocation Actions.
III. COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS: CREATIVE ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION.

8. An Overview of Community Corrections: Types, Goals and Functions.
9. Home Confinement and Electronic Monitoring.
10. Work/Study Release, Furloughs, and Halfway Houses.
IV. PERSONNEL, WOMEN, SPECIAL NEEDS OFFENDERS, AND JUVENILES.

11. Probation/Parole Officers, Paraprofessionals, and Volunteers.
12. Females, Special Needs Offenders, and Juvenile Probationers and Parolees.
References.
Cases Cited.
Name Index.
Subject Index.
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